PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

Today we have the PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful! All the five candidates from the 2019 November PADI IDC passed with flying colors! The PADI IDC I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’ right here on Malapascua.

Certainly two nerve wrecking days for the candidates. Due to Typhoon Kammuri the examiners arrived just an hour before the start of the PADI IE. However, once the IE got under way, it was all good from there on. Firstly they passed the exams with high scores. Secondly, on the same day, they all passed their classroom presentation.

Most importantly, they passed both wet parts of this PADI IE. Fist of all confined water in the morning. Secondly the open water dive in the afternoon.

The relief and joy of the moment were great! Most certainly all stress and anxiety disappeared as snow for the sun. It’s early evening now on Malapascua and they are celebrating! Not too much though, tomorrow we still have deep dives to conduct at Monad shoal. After that, the real party will start tomorrow evening.

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

From left to right; Vito, Ruben, Balt, Camille (PADI Course Director), Lucinda, Jackie and Sophia (PADI Examiner). Ann who staffed and Justin who did his staff course are not in the picture.

Now it’s time to relax. However, there’s no time for the wicked. As the old saying goes. If you want to change your life, just like our five current candidates, you can! We have six PADI IDC programs scheduled in 2020.

Firstly, the first IDC for us in 2020 starts 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by an IDC program starting 23rd March. Check our PADI IDC schedule here.

See you there!

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

That’s it, the PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua are completed. Both courses in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. Furthermore, Justin also completed his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. Ann staffed this PADI IDC.

First of all we had lots of fun along the way. Secondly, the five candidates went through a steep learning curve. On the other hand, besides the fun there were also some ups and downs. It’s all part of the package though. Most importantly, they are all ready to tackle the PADI IE come 4th and 5th December.

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

From left to right; Vito, Camille (PADI Course Director), Ann, Lucinda, Jackie, Balt and Ruben. Justin is not this picture.

Above all, time flew by. That happens when you have fun.  Certainly we had action packed days. However, there was plenty of time to prepare each evening for the next day. The staff presentations. The candidate classroom-, confined water- and open water presentations. The workshops. The exams. The lunches. The jokes. The smiles.  We all shared it together. Learned from it and are now ready to spill these beans to the PADI examiner.

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI course on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

The EFR Instructor course. From left to right; Balt, Jackie, Ruben, Lucinda, Camille and Vito

Today we finished the EFR Instructor course as well. Most certainly, more fun was had. These five candidates are very creative when it comes down to finding poses for the mannequins.

Do you ever think of leaving your office behind? Are you ready to change your life? Come and join our PADI IDC programs/ Firstly our first PADI IDC of 2020 starts 6th February. Secondly, how about 23rd March? Check our 2020 PADI IDC schedule here.

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

The November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started. This is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. We’re on day two today. Certainly we have a good group. First impressions promise good times and  a dedicated group. Most certainly we have a nicely sized group. Five IDC candidates and one, Justin,  IDC Staff candidate. In addition, we have one more PADI Course Director staffing! Ann just become a PADI Course Director and joined to keep her skills fresh.

First of all, the IDC prep course is completed. Secondly, lots more is to come! The fun now is really about to start. Further, a steep learning curve for all candidates is about to happen as well.

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

At the side of the pool. From left to right; Lucinda, Justin, Jackie, Vito, Ann, Camille, Ruben and Balt

As always it’s an international affair. First of all, Jackie, Lucinda and Ann are from the UK. Secondly, Vito is from Spain, Thirdly, Ruben is half Swiss and half Spanish. Balt is a local from Malapascua. Justin is from Canada. Last but not least, yours truly is still Dutch!

Everybody seem to get along just well. It’s still early days and there’s a lot to come still. Tomorrow their first confined water presentation is due. In the same vein, their classroom and open water presentations are in the waiting room. On the other hand, plenty of workshops have already been conducted. For example control and CESA in confined water. In addition, lots more will follow.

If you’re interested in changing your life. This is your opportunity. Our first PADI IDC for 2020 start 6th February. After that we have a program starting 23rd March. Check our full 2020 schedule here.

Don’t be shy. Contact us and ask for more detailed information.

Justin’s PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua

PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua

Justin’s PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua

Today Justin’s PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua in the Philippines. This is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

First of all, Justin just completed his IDC earlier this year on Malapascua. Here at Thresher Cove Resort, in February. Secondly, ever since he has been working as a PADI instructor in the Philippines and Malaysia. Thirdly, on the way he picked up his MSDT rating. This means that he has certified at least 25 students at various PADI certification levels. To clarify, from Open water diver students to Divemaster candidates. And every other level in-between!

Well done Justin and good to see you back here on Malapascua. Today we started his Staff course. Tomorrow we will start the November PADI IDC here on Malapascua. Justin’s PADI IDC Staff course will run in conjunction with the PADI IDC. He will observe and participate in this IDC.

First of all, he will need to meet his own course performance requirements. After that, he can kick back and enjoy the IDC. This time around, from the ‘other side of the fence’. Most importantly, there’s no PADI IE waiting for him!

We will follow Justin along during his PADI IDC Staff course. Stay tuned and check our updates on the November PADI IDC. Right here at Thresher Cove Resort.

Justin's PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua

PADI IDC Staff course started on Malapascua

Justin watching one of the evaluation videos. Evaluation practice is a big and important part of this course.

Likewise, if you’re interested in continuing your PADI career, join our IDC Staff course. Our Next PADI IDC courses start on 6th February and 23rd March. A great opportunity for you to join us and start your IDC Staff course. Check our IDC schedule here.

Contact me for more detailed information on this PADI IDC Staff Course

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

Here it is, the PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven. This still dates back to the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. Certainly good times at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove’.

First of all, Steven is the quiet one, sitting in the corner. He just seems to be observing. Secondly, he already completed his Divemaster course at Thresher Cove. A home boy, so to speak! Thirdly, he killed all his presentations. Quiet but his take in is marvelous. Nothing needed to be explained twice to him. Despite him being French, he understood everything superbly well in English.

 Most certainly Steven is one of the easiest IDC candidates I ever worked with. Not only that, at the end of the IE party, he confessed his true and endless love to me! At least alcohol had no influence on that! We did all have a good laugh though. And more importantly, good times!
Within a week I will be back on Malapascua, for the November 2019 PADI IDC. Steven is one of the instructors at the resort. Absolutely looking forward seeing him again.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

Steven with PADI Examiner Sophia. He just completed very successfully his PADI IE on Malapascua.

Without further ado, here’s Steven’s testimonial. Get your French reading glasses out tough;

Déjà bientôt un mois que ma formation d’instructeur s’est achevée et les souvenirs sont toujours bien encrés dans ma tête…

En novembre 2018, après 11 ans à travailler sur Paris, je décide de réaliser un tournant dans ma vie professionnelle en m’orientant dans une voie que j’affectionne : la plongée.

Après avoir visité Malapascua en novembre 2017, il ne faisait aucun doute que je voulais démarrer ma carrière professionnelle ici. Après avoir accompli avec succès ma formation de divemaster, la formation d’instructeur s’est imposée à moi tout naturellement. Par chance, Camille organisait quelques temps après la fin de mon divemaster une formation d’instructeur.

Après un premier échange de mails avec Camille,

je savais déjà que je participerai à son cours! Les informations fournies ont été claires, précises et je n’ai pas eu du tout de surprise au premier jour de formation. Malgré un environnement de travail pas forcément des plus confortable et du matériel pédagogique un peu capricieux, la formation s’est déroulée dans la bonne humeur perpétuelle notamment grâce à Camille qui a tout fait pour nous mettre à l’aise durant l’ensemble de la formation, répondre à nos interrogations, nous rassurer quand nous doutions…

Même si la formation est particulièrement soutenue (les journées peuvent être longues), je remercie Camille pour les précieux conseils prodigués et le savoir transmis. En plus de Camille, je tenais à remercier Lucio, notre staff instructor, qui s’est montré tout aussi disponible et attentionné. Bien sûr je n’oublie pas mes camarades de classes sans qui cette formation n’aurait pas été la même. Malgré nos environnements d’origines différents, la magie de notre passion commune a su nous souder pour faire de cette expérience quelque chose d’inoubliable…

Merci encore à toi Camille, Lucio et toute la team, en espérant vous revoir où que ce soit dans le monde…

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial, Steve. It’s much appreciated.

My next PADI IDC programs on Malapascua

Certainly this testimonial has peaked your interest to join us for your own PADI IDC. So, come and join us. First of all, on very short term terms, we have an IDC starting 22nd November.
Secondly, the first PADI IDC for 2020 will start 6th February. This is followed by 23rd March. To sum up, check the 2020 IDC schedule here.

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua

Yes indeed, the next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua. This is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort‘.

First of all, small classes with lots of personal attention from Camille. He is our Platinum PADI Course Director. Secondly, Camille is very experienced and has a wealth of knowledge. Moreover, he’s happy to share this with you. Thirdly, enjoy our relaxed resort with our own pool and private beach.

Above all, we offer accommodation in our air conditioned dorm room.  Including breakfast at our restaurant. This is for the duration of the IDC, PADI IE and specialty instructor training. To clarify, up to two months in total if participate in our internship.

During our internship, you get to assist our instructors and get hands on experience on how to organize and run PADI courses. To sum up, a great way to get real life experience. This will also make it easier finding a job after you complete the internship.

Certainly you want to see the thresher sharks. Right? Plenty of opportunity before and after the IDC. Who knows, maybe even during the IDC!

Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for free for some diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of our offer.

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd November 2019 on Malapascua

 

If this IDC program doesn’t fir your schedule, we offer more options. Our first PADI IDC of 2020 starts 6th February. Followed by a PADI IDC starting 23rd March. The schedule for 2020 is available, check this link.

Check out the testimonials we received from our former PADI IDC candidates . Read what they have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.

 

 

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

We offer the PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort. It’s a new course and well worth getting certified in.

First of all this course focuses on increasing awareness of varying diver abilities. Secondly, explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.

For example, you will learn the best way to understand the limitations these divers have.  In other words, you get to role play being blindfolded. In addition you may have to execute skills with only one arm or leg being used. We try to make this course as realistic as we can.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

Are you that PADI Professional who wants to become more aware of individual considerations when working with people who have physical or mental challenges? Certainly this is the course that you have been looking for.

Camille, our PADI Course Director teaches PADI IDC programs bi-monthly at Thresher Cove Resort. As a result, around each IDC program, he is able to teach this course.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

Are you a PADI Divemaster or PADI Master Freediver? Have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within 24 months? This makes you eligible to take the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course.

Here is what the PADI  Specialty course will help you with:

  • First of all you become more aware and mindful of individual considerations when introducing people with disabilities to diving or freediving.
  • Secondly you explore adaptive techniques that can be applied while supervising and training divers or freedivers with disabilities in PADI courses and programs.
  • Thirdly, to properly counsel and direct student divers. This is based on their abilities. This will help them toward PADI certification, PADI experience programs or a disabilities-dedicated diving organization for limited certification programs.
  • Last but not least. Learn additional techniques to motivate and encourage student divers with mental and/or physical challenges.

This course consists of a knowledge development section. We also add two confined water skill development workshops. On top of that, there are also two open water workshops. They are fun and you will learn loads!

In addition, there’s a subset of this course. This is the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course.,This is of interest to divers who want to learn how they can best support dive buddies who have physical or mental challenges.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

First of all come and visit us at Thresher Cove Resort. Secondly, join us in one of our Adaptive techniques courses around the IDC programs. You can find our PADI IDC schedule here.

Don’t be shy. Get in touch and ask for more information about this course. Looking forward seeing you soon on Malapascua! Thresher Cove Resort is waiting for you!

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

We offer the PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort. First of all to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety. Secondly to identify and develop self-reliance and independence while diving.

There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:
• To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner. When this is preferred or necessary.
• To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance. It will make you, as a diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

Certainly PADI instructors should be looking for this certification! For example, you are responsible as an instructor for the safety of all of your students. On the other hand, will all of your students be able to help you if need arises?

In other words, get certified at self reliant diver level with Camille after your PADI IDC with us. After that you’re only one more training dive away from becoming a PADI self reliant instructor.

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

Self reliant training at diver level includes 3 open water dives. Among others you will learn how to deploy an SMB during your safety stop. As a result you can enjoy the Malapascua marine life on your own, without the masses!

 In order to join this PADI course, you need to meet a few prerequisites. To clarify what they are;

  • First of all be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Likewise, if you have a qualifying certification from another training organization, that will do as well.
  • Secondly, you need to have logged a minimum of 100 dives.
  • Thirdly, be 18 years of age or older.
  • Fourth, successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor.

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

Become familiar with new equipment! As a consequence, the equipment requirements for a student diver are;

  • Standard dive equipment as outlined in the General Standards and Procedures Guide of the PADI Instructor Manual.
  • Surface marker buoy, such as a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) or lift bag with at least 30 metres/100 feet of line.
  • Redundant gas source – pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation valve or sidemount configuration. Redundant gas supply must be configured so that the diver can access it with one hand.
  • A redundant depth gauge and bottom timer, or dive computer.
  • Two redundant surface signaling devices (both visual and audible)
  • Knife/cutting tool (except where locally prohibited)
  • Slate and pencil
  • Back-up mask (recommended)

Getting excited? Contact me for more details on this course.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites are out in numbers! Besides the obvious thresher shark bucket list, there’s more to discover! First of all, plenty of nudibranchs. Secondly, don’t forget the sea slugs. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference and a fish id site comes in very handy.

Nowadays fish id sites are almost easier and faster compared to old style photo books.  More importantly, the digital sites seem to be very precise. If you are a Facebook user, try searching for ‘fish id’.  On the other hand, don’t ditch the fish id books immediately. They still remain a welcome source of information. Lots of work and love for the underwater world have gone into them!

Have a look at some of the dive sites around Malapascua here.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nembrotha milleri at Butong Bato

The Nembrotha milleri is interestingly enough a species of a sea slug. A member of the Doridoidea taxonomic super family nudibranchs. A marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  Moreover, this species was named after the nudibranch enthusiast Michael D. Miller. Certainly a lovely find!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Tambja olivaria is also a species of a sea slug. Furthermore, just as the Nembrotha milleri, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  This nudi was found at Ubang-Bato. A great dive site to find nudis!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This Pseudoceros bifurcus is actually a flatworm. Moreover it was tiny! It belongs to the Pseudocerotidae family. Another great find at Ubang-bato.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This white Hypselodoris bullocki you can find at Quillano. Part of the Duridina sub order and the Chromodorididae family. They can range to various shades of purple. Very beautiful nudis to observe.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

A Hypselodoris variobranchia. Also part of the the Chromodorididae family.  At Quillano. Certainly invites you to visit this dive site!

This Nembrotha kubaryana is a beautiful classic. Always a pleasure to meet them. It’s a very colorful sea slug. Another dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk part of the family Polyceridae. Monad shoal, on our way back to the boat after the thresher shark dive.

A diver’s life is like a box of chocolate nudibranchs. You never know what you will get next!

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

In addition we add more perks to our program! How about seeing the thresher sharks? Or nudibranchs? Participating in your PADI IDC on Malapascua with us will give you this unique opportunity. Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for some free fun diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of our offer.

If this IDC program is too early for you, we offer more options. Our last PADI IDC of the is scheduled to start 23rd November. Check the schedule for 2020 here.

In addition check out our testimonials and see what previous PADI IDC candidates have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

The PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published. Certainly six exciting PADI IDC programs that will help you reach your goal. Change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. We will look after you! First of all we work with small groups. Secondly, Camille our award winning PADI Course Director is very experienced. Thirdly, we offer an internship after your PADI IDC. Most importantly, you gain real life experience. You will work with our experienced Instructors. On top of that we also offer free  accommodation in our air conditioned dorm room. This includes breakfast in our restaurant. Furthermore we can offer accommodation and breakfast for up to two months.

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

Without further ado, here are our PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove;

-06 – 16 February with PADI IE dates 17 + 18 February

-29 March – 8 April with PADI IE dates 9 + 10 April

-22 May – 1st June with PADI IE dates 2 + 3 June

-27 July – 06 August with PADI IE dates 7 + 8 August

-25 September – 5 October with PADI IE dates 6 + 7 October

-21 November – 1 December with PADI IE dates 2 + 3 December

All PADI IE’s are right here on Malapascua. Directly after each PADI IDC.

PADI Specialty Instructor training is conducted straight after the PADI IE’s. In some cases we will start after the IDC is completed. Before the PADI IE starts. Likewise, the MSDT prep program accommodates this for you. Make sure to sign up for the MSDT Prep package!

In conclusion, contact me for more detailed information.

Under this link you can find information on how to get to Malapasacua.